So"cia*ble, n.

1.

A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party or reception; as, a church sociable.

[Colloq. U. S.]

2.

A carriage having two double seats facing each other, and a box for the driver.

Miss Edgeworth.

 

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So"cia*ble (?), a.[F., fr. L. sociabilis, fr. sociare to associate, fr. socius a companion. See Social.]

1.

Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable.

[R.]

They are sociable parts united into one body. Hooker.

2.

Inclined to, or adapted for, society; ready to unite with others; fond of companions; social.

Society is no comfort to one not sociable. Shak.

What can be uneasy to this sociable creature than the dry, pensive retirements of solitude? South.

3.

Ready to converse; inclined to talk with others; not taciturn or reserved.

4.

Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party.

5.

No longer hostile; friendly.

[Obs.]

Beau & Fl.

Sociable bird, ∨ Sociable weaver Zool., a weaver bird which builds composite nests. See Republican, n., 3. (b).

Syn. -- Social; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; accessible.

 

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